|Rag Radio 2012-01-27 - American Radio Revolution with Kim Simpson, Jan Reid, Bob Simmons - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Kim Simpson, Jan Reid, and Bob Simmons discuss the history of American radio and the formatting revolution of the '60s and '70s. Simpson is the author of "Early '70s Radio: The American Format Revolution." Reid is the editor of Bill Young's "Dead Air: The rise and demise of music radio." Simmons reviewed both books for The Rag Blog. Kim Simpson, PhD, is a cultural historian, musician, writer, and radio show host...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Kim Simpson; Jan Reid; Bob Simmons; Radio History; Popular Culture
|Rag Radio 2011-07-01 / Underground Radio Pioneer Bob Simmons - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Bob Simmons has been a radio producer and personality, oil biz entrepreneur, video maker, voice talent, construction worker, newspaper publisher, writer, and sports editor. A self-styled “relic from the Jurassic age of hippies,” Simmons has a storied career in radio, where he was a pioneer in the underground format, and has been a producer and personality at legendary stations -- including KUT, KPFA, KSAN, KKSN, and KFAT -- in places like San Francisco, Austin, and Portland, Ore...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Bob Simmons; Radio History; Counterculture; Sixties; Austin; San Francisco